Ja’Wuan James’ situation is worth monitoring still despite the potential of him starting in 2021 at right tackle. The Denver Broncos will look at adding depth through a former BYU offensive tackle.
Demar Dotson is a free agent who could be signed before camp and Elijah Wilkinson is a free agent as well. Wilkinson played well but had his fair share of ups and downs. The uncertainty comes to Calvin Anderson. Anderson is currently training with left tackle Garett Bolles and is very athletic to be groomed in replacing James down the road.
Yet, with a deep developmental tackle class, Brady Christensen is well worth the investment. Christensen is very athletic for a left tackle and protecting a potential top-5 pick in Zach Wilson helps some.
Christensen has a tremendous football IQ in that regard which makes up for the deficiencies of not being as consistent against athletic pass rushers. Since he was a left tackle he will need to be projected at right tackle due to Bolles locking the left side down.
James’ situation is gaining trust back from the team, but the other worth monitoring is his availability. Despite the opt-out of last season, James has an unfortunate injury history. However, the production on-field shows he is one of the best players on the field for Denver.
Unfortunately because of the lack of availability and potential for Wilkinson and/or Dotson to leave elsewhere in free agency it makes sense to still address backup development swing tackle.